Its about Sovereignty, stupid – which is why we need a long extension

Michael Grubb discusses three realities about Brexit that need to be recognised in order to move the process forward. There should be time for a wider debate about what sovereignty means which only a long extension can offer.  So, some 33 tortuous months after the Brexit Referendum, the third rejection of May’s deal means that Parliament now has 10 days to propose a way forward. … Continue reading Its about Sovereignty, stupid – which is why we need a long extension

Forget punishment: the Brexit deal needs to carve out sectors of exceptional common interest

Michael Grubb discusses how to go beyond the recent obstacles in the negotiations and the negative rhetoric by focusing on key sectors where interests are aligned. In his view, energy, climate and transport are the logical sectors from which to start the writing of a new positive relationship. So: at Salzburg the unstoppable force of Brexit finally met the immovable object of EU concerns about the … Continue reading Forget punishment: the Brexit deal needs to carve out sectors of exceptional common interest

The costs and benefits of EU energy and climate policy

Michael Grubb, Professor of International Energy and Climate Change Policy at UCL, examines claims that EU energy regulation increases the costs of UK energy bills and argues that many benefits are often overlooked. With a speech today by Amber Rudd, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, energy issues have exploded into the Brexit debate. Not before time. An article by Conservative MP … Continue reading The costs and benefits of EU energy and climate policy